• baby getting head measured
  • washing hands with soap and water
  • food safety inspection
  • mom kissing smiling baby
  • nurse taking blood pressure
  • three older ladies exercising
  • immunization in arm
  • various foods

Bates County Health Center

Bates County Health Center was opened as a demonstration unit on April 1, 1975. A vote of the citizens on August 3, 1976 approved a mill tax for the continuation of the local public health agency. Since its establishment, the Bates County Health Center has been dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of the citizens of the county. Although services offered have changed over the years, we still strive to fulfill the mission of public health which is to Prevent, Promote, and Protect our citizens.


Health Center hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Extended hours include remaining open until 7:00 p.m. the first Thursday of every month.

Did You Know?

  • Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body because your immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells.
  • Lupus is more common among women of childbearing age (ages 15-44 years).
  • The cause of lupus is unknown and it is likely there is no single cause.
  • Diagnosis is based on a physical exam and a history of your symptoms. Your provider may order lab tests but no single blood test is diagnostic of lupus.
  • Treatment will vary from person to person. It will depend on how active the disease is and which part of the body is involved. Treatment needs could change over time.

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